(botany) the leaf of a liverwort or moss
[fil-is] /ˈfɪl ɪs/ noun 1. a name used in pastoral literature, as the Eclogues of Vergil, for a country girl or sweetheart. 2. Also, Phyliss. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “green leaf.”. fem. proper name, generic proper name for a comely rustic maiden in pastoral poetry (1630s), from Latin Phyllis, a […]
[fil-ahyt] /ˈfɪl aɪt/ noun 1. a slaty rock, the cleavage planes of which have a luster imparted by minute scales of mica. /ˈfɪlaɪt/ noun 1. a compact lustrous metamorphic rock, rich in mica, derived from a shale or other clay-rich rock phyllite (fĭl’īt’) A green, gray, or red metamorphic rock, similar to slate but often […]
[fee-loh] /ˈfi loʊ/ noun, Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery. 1. flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers. 1. a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words: phyllopod. /ˈfɪləʊ/ noun 1. a variant of filo combining form 1. leaf: phyllopod before vowels phyll-, word-forming element meaning “leaf,” from […]
[fil-uh-kleyd] /ˈfɪl əˌkleɪd/ noun, Botany. 1. a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf. 2. a cladophyll. /ˈfɪləʊˌkleɪd/ noun 1. other names for cladode phylloclade (fĭl’ə-klād’) A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti such as the prickly pear.